Findings on how children spend their free time and ‘Generation Isolation’
- A study from youth charity OnSide into the social lives of 11- to 18-year-olds shows that young people’s time outside school is increasingly becoming home-based.
- One in five said that they spend most of their free time alone.
- Only 13% indicated that they spend most of their time with their friends.
- OnSide wants every young person to have access to a high-quality youth club.
- Their chief executive said ‘Too many young people are living isolated lives, increasingly withdrawing into their bedrooms without support from trusted adults.’
- To read more, go to the Metro website.
Report finds boys need to talk more about feelings and fight inequality
- The Global Boyhood Initiative, originally based in the US has been launched in the UK.
- It aims to encourage boys to talk about their feelings and speak out against inequality.
- Their report, The State of UK boys, has been published to mark the launch of the initiative.
- The report found that, even despite ideas of gender and boyhood becoming more fluid, traditional notions of masculinity still dominate.
- In addition to this, children understand “real violence” as involving men.
- For more on this, go to the Guardian’s website.
Coroner has seen ‘no evidence’ Archie Battersbee took part in online challenge
- A coroner has seen no evidence that Archie Battersbee was taking part in an online
- Archie’s life support was withdrawn in August, months after he was found unconscious in his home.
- An inquest heard that police have found messages on the 12-year-old’s phone which reflected “very low mood”.
- The Detective Inspector of Essex Police found no photographs or videos to suggest Archie was taking part in any online challenge.
- To find out more, go to the Independent’s website.